Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. that's dead even. independents are dead even. it is one of these whose mott el is right. more seniors vote than young people the romney team wins. the romney message is up beat. the obama message is kind of negative. don't let these bad guys come in office again. >>> with regard to these polls they weren't all in lock step rather in 2008. in an election like this even if it is this tight, ed, you are doing polling out there say you are off by one or two points. as a pollster you might say hey we came close to nailing it. but not this time. if the polls are off by a point or two it could be, i don't want to use the word land slide but it could be a dominating victory for one side or the other. >> this whole election is decided by less than a million votes. obviously in these 6 or 7 states none of them are for sure. they could tip either way which could make one side or the other winning a land slide or a big margin at this point in time. the president could not do as well as he did four years ago. smiens is when united half of them saying they don't want you any more you are in trouble
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
analyst at kaiser's commission on medicaid and the uninsured. el dorado, kansas, on our line for independents. caller: i was born disabled. i have worked all my life. kansas is starting a kan-care, they're trying to enroll people in it. i saw on your map did not have anything set up yet. without going on these programs -- i do not trust them, i have in home services were hired a person through medicaid to come in and do chores and stuff -- i would like to keep the person i have. i have had other people who came in who would steal from me and take things. i have that night support. i wonder if all of that will change, or if i can stay on the medicaid plan. guest: you will be able to remain on the medicaid program and maintain the same providers that are assisting you now. this is an important point. when it comes to getting coverage to the exchange's, people have to not have access to other coverage. if you're currently eligible for medicaid or medicare, you would not be eligible to come into the exchange and receive subsidies to help purchase coverage. in addition, if you hav
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
were 12 years old from el salvador? >> that's correct. since i came to the united states, i live in maryland. i live in maryland for the last 10 years. i feel fully american. >> reporter: in november maryland voters will have a chance to change ricky's future. a ballot measure will determine whether illegal immigrants can or can not receive in-state tuition at state colleges. mary russell is with the maryland catholic conference. why should maryland allow kids who are here illegally receive taxpayer money for state tuition? >> well i think we need to look at these children as maryland taxpayers. >> reporter: in fact, in order to qualify for the program, students have to prove their parents filed taxes for three years. opponents say the measure encourages illegal immigration. >> it is just another part of the giveaway to noncitizens. >> reporter: opponents of this measure say you are a bad investment because you can't vote, you can't drive a car, and you can't work legally. what do you say to that? >> i'm also a taxpayer and, i would like to say that just want to become a doctor.
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
politics, the fifth biggest county is el paso county, home to colorado springs. that is typically viewed as a republican stronghold. it is, but is also a big vote a bank for democrats. increasingly we have seen the ski areas that have started to trended democrat. the southwest corner of the state are two other ski resort communities that tented a democrat. host: a lot of focus on early voting in this contest. does colorado have it? what is it looking like? guest: we do, we have mailed ballots and early voting. we have already had more people vote overseas this year than all of 2008. but as a, we had a hundred thousand ballots returned. the republicans had a 20,000 ballot advantage. nobody knows how the unaffiliated voters are breaking. about 2 million people voted early are absentee and enter the 2008 election. that is expected to grow to 2.5 million this election cycle. keep in mind colorado has 2.8 active voters, more when you look at inactive voters. about three-quarters of the vote should be conducted in colorado, maybe a little more prior to november 6. host: on election day, what i